A Little About Me

Hi there! My name is Shanna.  I am a family and child photographer. My studio is located in Niles Michigan, but I serve all of the Michiana area. I am a wife, and mom of two beautiful girls. Photography has always been an important part of my life, and a hobby I have always enjoyed growing up. It wasn’t until we were expecting our first child that I discovered my direction, and passion for photographing little ones, and families.

As a parent I know how important it is to capture and preserve those fleeting moments, and I wanted to use that talent to preserve those memories for others in professional photographs.  I am truly passionate about preserving images for the generations. I remember sitting with my family when I was young pouring through old family albums.  It’s a wonderful family memory and brought us together. It’s the kind of connection that only comes through tangible, printed art.  I also know as a parent, you are busy, and your time is valuable. you dont need to be stressed figuring out how to prepare or what comes next. Our time spent pre-planning your session with a consultation, and deciding on the perfect printed options, will save you time and frustration, trust me!  We will also get to know each other a bit before our session, and that added level of comfort and trust is important.

I enjoy a timeless, clean and neutral style. Your portraits should highlight your family, or your child, and I feel that is best achieved with minimal props, and minimalism, so that today, or 100 years from now, your portraits will be art and not outdated.

Oh, and I’m kind of a goofball with the kids.  I’ll do whatever I can to connect with them and make them laugh.  If I need to have an epic dinosaur battle or a tea party with your child before starting the session so they warm up to me, then lets do it!

Contact me today, and let’s start making some memories! Visit the contact me page, and reach out.




Granger Community Church’s C Magazine 2014 edition